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Manximus Aururaneus
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Mainly aerospace and precision high value engineering as already mentioned.

Astrea at the Freeport.  30 years manufacturing (formerly Prometic). 30-40 staff, I think and a few smaller biotechs.

https://www.astreabioseparations.com/

Roger Smith Watches, of course.

https://www.rwsmithwatches.com/

Obviously if it's a product rather than a service, given our location, it has to be high value stuff so that the costs of labour, property, power and transport are not insurmountable obstacles. We will always be mainly a service economy, and that is helped by modern IT and the internet. For lots of things it really doesn't matter where you are nowadays.

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22 minutes ago, Albert Tatlock said:

According to the censuses of 2011/2016, we now export 800 under 30 year olds every year.

Peel and Ramsey women do their best to fill the gap though...

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26 minutes ago, joeyconcrete said:

And there’s an angle whether there’s an opportunity to increase productivity, prosperity and value, with technology and automation, rather than focus on more human labour.

That's the sort of line I'm looking at but even then there can be good, relatively high wage jobs as a by-product. Just chewing the cud.

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23 minutes ago, finlo said:

Aristoc and Packaging matters are a couple more that spring to mind, both now defunct of course.

Bapco Closures too. We've had a great many of these small manufacturing concerns but they never seem to last somehow.

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It can be done in more difficult circumstances than we face, as Iceland has proved...

https://www.ft.com/content/26270ef4-0a35-11e7-97d1-5e720a26771b

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/16/iceland-tourists-tech-resilient-bank-from-brink-financial-crisis

Though probably only when the population start to stand up for themselves, so maybe not applicable to IOM. 

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26 minutes ago, maynragh said:

It can be done in more difficult circumstances than we face, as Iceland has proved...

https://www.ft.com/content/26270ef4-0a35-11e7-97d1-5e720a26771b

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/16/iceland-tourists-tech-resilient-bank-from-brink-financial-crisis

Though probably only when the population start to stand up for themselves, so maybe not applicable to IOM. 

Iceland has several USPs, we're still looking for ours.

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